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Tam O'Shaughnessy


Tam O'Shaughnessy

Tam O'Shaughnessy is an Emeritus Professor of School Psychology at San Diego State University. A former biology teacher, she has guided the creation of over 75 science and STEM career books for young readers, as well as written 13 books for children, six of which she coauthored with Sally Ride. These include MISSION: PLANET EARTH as well as THE THIRD PLANET, which won the American Institute of Physics Children's Science Writing Award.

Tam is also the cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego-based Sally Ride Science, a company that creates programs and publications to inspire young people --- especially girls --- to stick with science as they go through school.

Books by Tam O'Shaughnessy

by Tam O'Shaughnessy - Biography, Education

This vivid photobiography, written by Sally's life, writing, and business partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, offers an intimate and revealing glimpse into the life and mind of the famously private, book-loving, tennis-playing physicist who made history in space.